A top Australian paparazzo has revealed that Eddie Murphy is “one of the worst” celebrities that he has ever photographed.
Darryn Lyons, who used to work as a celebrity photographer and held the position of Mayor of Geelong from 2013 to 2016, made the revelation in an interview on the I’ve Got News For You podcast.
“It really killed me too because I loved him in all his movies … He was incredibly rude. Extraordinary rude,” Lyons told host Andrew Bucklow of his encounter with Murphy.
Lyon’s added that Mariah Carey was the “biggest diva” he has come across, Elton John had the “worst temper”, Robbie Williams was the “most generous” and Michael Jackson was the most entertaining to photograph.
“Jacko was fun … He’d just take us on goose chases in the middle of the night around London on scooters,” he said.
“The MJ watch was the killer, if he was in London for a week or 10 days, you just didn’t sleep.
“[We’d] walk into the Dorchester [where Jackson was staying] and there was an orangutang sitting on the piano bar … Bizarre, bizarre, but hilarious stories.”
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In the same interview, Lyons shared an intriguing anecdote about former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.
“I remember Victoria Beckham coming up to me in a very famous hotel in London, and she came up to myself and Bryan Morrison, who was the manager for George Michael [at the time], and she came up and said, ‘I was just watching you on Sky News this morning in the shower with David on our new shower TV screen’,” Lyons said.
Interestingly, Eddie Murphy actually shares a daughter, Angel, with Victoria’s former bandmate, Spice Girl Mel B. Angel was born on April 3, 2007. Murphy has ten children with five different women, including two with his current fiance Paige Butcher.
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